Category Archives: Current Affairs

I have seen genius.

Comparisons are odious, ’tis often said and is of course true. How can someone from today say that Diego Maradona was a better player than Ferank Puskas or George Best? So much changes, diet, the pitches, the ball, the boots, … Continue reading

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A family reunion.

I’m currently reading a book called “The girl with seven names” by Hyeonseo Lee, a North Korean defector, who later went back to the border with South Korea to help smuggle her mother and brother out of the country too. … Continue reading

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You know those days when …

When any and everything that could go wrong, does. Its only just gone past 1pm but already today is one of those. I moved something in the cupboard when I came downstairs this morning and the box of toothpicks fell … Continue reading

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My A-Z challenge.

The day is almost upon us, I’ve done no preparation, I’ve decided on a theme but nothing more than that. I’ll be following a well worn idea I’m afraid, places I’ve visited/travelled to. I promise that next year I’ll do … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung!

Woop woop, I’m a daddy. Went had a look this morning, there’s at least four of the little yellow fluffy cheepers in there. The old white chook has been with us for several years, and every year, without fail, she … Continue reading

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Beware the tides of March!

For the last few days, France has been gripped by the news that the “tide of the century” was to happen on the 21 March 2015 and that the best views of this not  to be repeated in my lifetime … Continue reading

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The ultimate cycling dichotomy?

Lance Armstrong! Throw that name casually into a conversation amongst a group of cyclists and watch the sparks fly. There are those that will defend him, “everyone else was doing it, so he won his Tours by being the best,” … Continue reading

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The French.

They’re up to something!! Not content with being the proud owners of the worlds most difficult language to master completely, not happy with having no logic in their language (une bite?) unable to have a president unless he’s named after … Continue reading

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World Book Day

Unlike music, where my favourite song changes more often than a lady of the night changes her underwear, my favourite books always remain favourite books. Today being World Book Day, I thought I’d give you my faves. I have three, … Continue reading

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National Memorial Arboretum

A flying visit to the UK saw me passing fairly close to a place I’d long wanted to visit, so I stopped in on a cold, rainy, windy Tuesday afternoon. The leaden sky was apt. The site is well signposted, well … Continue reading

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